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Inventory of the California State Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee Records
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Series Description

See below for LP numbers.

Series 1 Bill Files 1981-2002

Physical Description: 438 file folders

Arrangement

Bill files are arranged chronologically by legislative session, then numerically by bill number.

Scope and Content Note

Bill files created by the Utilities and Commerce Committee may include bill analyses, amendments and resolutions, author's statements, testimony, press releases, editorials and newspaper clippings, correspondence, committee statements, and other information. A videotape has been separated to a cold-storage vault for preservation purposes and a separation sheet is in the bill file to alert the researcher to the existence of this tape. These files show the close involvement of the committee in such issues as electrical industry restructuring, baseline energy rates, telecommunications issues (particularly regarding residential telephone service and Lifeline telephone rates), and Minority, Women and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises. The majority of the bill files involve the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) and its regulation of common carriers and the telecommunications, electricity, and natural gas industries. From 1995 to 2000 (particularly 1997-1998), a significant portion of the bills relates to electrical industry restructuring and deregulation. Bills of particular interest include AB 2940 (1995-1996), and AB 995 (1999-2000), relating to electric restructuring, and AB 818 (1999-2000), relating to the PUC and new area codes.

Assembly Utilities and Energy Committee

1981-1982: AB40-AB3685, ACA73-ACA75, ACR14-ACR111, AJR90-AJR100 (10ff) LP244:1-10
1981-1982: SB408-SB1993, SCR24-SCR62, SJR3-SJR60 (4ff) LP244:11-14

Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee

1983-1984: AB19-AB4033, ACA57, ACR16-ACR133,AJR19-AJR60 (11ff) LP244:15-24a
1983-1984: SB4-SB2303, SCR7-SCR67, SJR2-SJR21 (6ff) LP244:25-30
1985-1986: AB112-AB4363, ACA8-ACA75, ACR107-ACR154,AJR12-AJR72 (23ff) LP244:31-48e
1985-1986: SB18-SB2476, SCR36-SCR89 (6ff) LP244:48e-49e
1987-1988: AB152-AB4700, ACA36, ACR12-ACR73,AJR12-AJR65, HR8 (14ff) LP185:145-158
1987-1988: AB198-AB4686, ACA36, ACR12-ACR73,AJR20-AJR65 (9ff) LP389:1-9
1987-1988: SB77-SB2822, SCR14, SJR3-SJR35 (14ff) LP185:159-172
1987-1988: SB77-SB2822, SCR14, SJR3-SJR35 (7ff) LP389:10-16
1989-1990: AB227-AB4331, ACA17, ACR31-ACR87,AJR47-AJR82, HR11-HR55, AB55X (24ff) LP185:173-196
1989-1990: AB227-AB4331, ACR31-ACR87 (3ff) LP389:17-19
1989-1990: SB24-SB2810, SCR50, SJR51 (14ff) LP185:197-210
1989-1990: SB45-SB2810 (1ff) LP389:20
1991-1992: AB57-AB3804, ACA30, ACR47-ACR104,AJR58-AJR97, AB20X-AB56X (22ff) LP185:211-232
1991-1992: AB283-AB3804 (2ff) LP389:21-22
1991-1992: SB42-SB1973, SJR33 (13ff) LP185:233-245
1991-1992: SB859-SB1962, SJR33 (2ff) LP389:23-24
1993-1994: AB4-AB3767, ACA33, ACR93-ACR143, AJR55-AJR58, AJR1X, HR10 (43ff) LP389:25-67
1993-1994: SB129-SB2068, SCR11-SCR47, SJR40 (24ff) LP389:68-91
1995-1996: AB118-AB3462, ACA9-ACA43, ACR24-ACR84, AJR28 (29ff) LP389:92-120
1995-1996: SB25-SB2023, SCA21, SCR4-SCR54, SJR44-SJR48 (18ff) LP389:121-138
1997-1998: AB153-AB2742, ACA15 (24ff) LP389:139-162
1997-1998: SB116-SB2166 (7ff) LP389:163-169
1999-2000: AB61-AB2837, AJR2-AJR77 (44ff, 1 videotape) LP389:170-213
1999-2000: SB33-SB2139, SJR32 (25ff) LP389:214-238
2001-2002: AB1-AB2958, ACA7-ACA12, ACR2-ACR72, AJR2-AJR45, HR5 (27ff) LP389:239-265
2001-2002: SB17-SB2000, SJR7-SJR13 (12ff) LP389:266-277
See Appendix A for LP Numbers.

Series 2 Hearing Files 1978-2005

Physical Description: 289 file folders

Arrangement

Hearing files are arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files created by the Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee may include agendas, transcripts, testimony, background, and working files for regular session hearings as well as interim hearings and select joint committee hearings. Audiotapes and videotapes have been separated to a cold-storage vault for preservation purposes and separation sheets are in the hearing files to alert the researcher to the existence of these tapes. Many of the hearings involve public utilities, particularly in regards to the PUC and Minority, Women and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises. Other significant topics include telecommunications, PUC regulation and oversight, and natural gas. There are also several hearings throughout the series that address high electric and gas bills. Hearings of particular interest include the 10/21/1994 hearing on MWDVBEs and Public Utilities, and the 10/28/1992 hearing on equal opportunity and the economy. Please see Appendix A in Master Finding Aid at the California State Archives for a complete list of hearing files.
See Appendix B for LP Numbers

Series 3 Reports 1980-2003

Physical Description: 76 file folders

Arrangement

Reports are arranged chronologically by publication year.

Scope and Content Note

Reports include publications by government agencies and organizations as well as independent consultants and researchers of analyses, proposals, studies, and statistical records on a variety of subjects. Many of the reports in this collection published by government agencies and organizations were the result of legislative mandate while those published by independent consultants and researchers were done to provide the committee with guidance and information on subjects of interest to the committee. A compact disc has been separated to a cold-storage vault for preservation purposes and a separation sheet is in the report file to alert the researcher to the existence of this disc. Please see Appendix B in Master Finding Aid at the California State Archives for a list of reports.
See Appendix C for LP Numbers.

Series 4 Subject Files 1978-2003

Physical Description: 135 file folders

Arrangement

Subject files are arranged alphabetically by subject heading.

Scope and Content Note

Subject files created by the Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee may include correspondence, emails, memoranda, statistical findings, published and unpublished reports, notes, and newspaper clippings. Of particular note are those files related to affirmative action and the Minority, Women, and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises. This series also contains files related to the electricity and natural gas industries, ports, and Public Utilities Commission regulation of public utilities and common carriers. A videotape has been separated to a cold-storage vault for preservation purposes and a separation sheet is in the subject file to alert the researcher to the existence of this tape. Please see Appendix C in Master Finding Aid at the California State Archives for an alphabetical list of subject files.
LP389:708-715

Series 4 Press Releases 1982-1989

Physical Description: 8 file folders

Arrangement

Press releases are arranged alphabetically by subject heading.

Scope and Content Note

The press releases were created and released by the staff of Chairwoman Gwen Moore to advertise committee hearings, bills Moore introduced or sponsored, and other subjects of interest to Moore and the Utilities and Commerce Committee.
Cable, 1982-1989 (1ff) LP389:708
Electricity/Gas, 1983-1989 (1ff) LP389:709
Legislation, 1983-1988 (1ff) LP389:710
Miscellaneous, 1982-1988 (1ff) LP389:711
Ports, 1983 (1ff) LP389:712
Special Interest, 1983-1987 (1ff) LP389:713
Telecommunications, 1983-1989 (1ff) LP389:714
Telephone, 1983-1989 (1ff) LP389:715
LP389:716-756

Series 5 Correspondence 1980-1990

Physical Description: 41 file folders

Arrangement

Correspondence is arranged into two subseries: correspondence created by Chairwoman Gwen Moore and her staff is arranged alphabetically (36ff); and correspondence created by Chairman Gordon Duffy is arranged in reverse chronological order (5ff).

Scope and Content Note

This series contains committee correspondence to and from state agencies, businesses, legislators, and constituents. Subjects include proposed legislation, hearings, administrative issues, information requests, and constituent concerns. The majority of the correspondence from constituents relates to high energy costs and baseline energy rates, telephone lifeline service, and 976 number blocking.
LP389:757-760

Series 6 Consultant's Correspondence 1983-1985

Physical Description: 4 file folders

Arrangement

Consultant's Correspondence is roughly arranged in reverse chronological order.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains correspondence to and from Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee Consultant Thurman White and includes both White's personal correspondence and legislative business he handled for Gwen Moore. Subjects include proposed legislation, hearings, administrative business, information requests, and constituent concerns.
See below for LP numbers.

Series 7 Committee Files 1983-2004

Physical Description: 9 file folders

Arrangement

Committee Files are arranged by subject and then chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Committee Files created by the Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee include overviews of committee jurisdiction and issues, legislative session reviews, staff handbooks, and committee secretary files.
Committee Rules/ Jurisdiction, 1983-1992 (1ff) LP389:761
Assembly Committee Staff Handbook, 1987 (1ff) LP389:762
Committee Jurisdiction/ Issues/ Consultants, 1989-1992 (1ff) LP389:763
Committee Jurisdiction/ Issues/ Bill Report, 1992-1994 (1ff) LP389:764
Session Files, 2001-2002 (1ff) LP389:765
Committee Day/ 2001-2002 Legislative Summary, 2002 (1ff) LP389:766
Secretary Files, 2003-2004 (1ff) LP389:767
Legislative Summary, 10/1983 (1ff) LP231:220
Committee Rules/ Issues/ Legislative Summary, 1987-1988 (1ff) LP251:65
 

Assembly Subcommittee on International Trade and Business Development 1992

Scope and Content Note

Records from the Assembly Subcommittee on International Trade and Business Development consist of 3 file folders containing one hearing file from 1992.
LP389:768-770

Series 1 Hearing Files 1992

Physical Description: 3 file folders

Arrangement

Hearing files are arranged chronologically by hearing date.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files for the subcommittee may contain agendas, audiotapes, transcripts, testimony, background, and working files.
01/29/1992: Environmental Impacts in the California Economy/ South Coast Air Quality Management District (3ff) LP389:768-770
 

Assembly Subcommittee on Cable Television 1978-1988

Scope and Content Note

Records from the Assembly Subcommittee on Cable TV consist of 2 cubic feet of material reflecting the activity of the committee in investigating issues related to cable TV in California and concerning the eventual deregulation of the cable industry. The records cover the years 1978-1988. They are comprised of Bill Files (1982-1984), Hearing Files (1982), Reports (1978-1984), Subject Files (1979-1988), and Correspondence (1982-1988). The bulk of the subcommittee's files are subject files on topics such as regional cable television, press clippings, legal, and cable bills. The majority of the bill files, hearing files, and reports involve cable franchising and deregulation. The subcommittee's correspondence includes letters to and from legislators, businesses, organizations, and constituents.
LP389:771-775

Series 1 Bill Files 1981-1984

Physical Description: 6 file folders

Arrangement

Bill Files are arranged chronologically by legislative session, then numerically by bill number.

Scope and Content Note

Bill files created by the Subcommittee on Cable Television may include bill analyses, amendments and resolutions, author's statements, testimony, press releases, editorials and newspaper clippings, correspondence, committee statements, and other information. Bill subjects include cable refranchising and antitrust protection.
1981-1982: AB3130 (1ff) LP389:771
1983-1984: AB512, HR4103 (5ff) LP389:771-775
LP389:776-777

Series 2 Hearing Files 1982

Physical Description: 4 file folders

Arrangement

Hearing files are arranged chronologically by hearing date.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files for the subcommittee may contain agendas, audiotapes, transcripts, testimony, background, and working files.
04/02/1982: Regulation of Cable TV in California after Boulder/ Local Government Franchising (1ff) LP168:34, LP389:776
10/14/1982: Cable TV Franchising and Renewals (1ff) LP168:34, LP389:777
See Appendix B for LP Numbers.

Series 3 Reports 1978-1984

Physical Description: 6 file folders

Arrangement

Reports are arranged chronologically by publication year.

Scope and Content Note

Reports include publications by government agencies and organizations as well as independent consultants and researchers of analyses, proposals, studies, and statistical records on a variety of subjects relating to cable television, such as cable franchising, community access, cable deregulation, and Minority, Women and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises.
Please see Appendix B in Master Finding Aid at the California State Archives for a list of reports.
See Appendix C for LP Numbers.

Series 4 Subject Files 1979-1988

Physical Description: 26 file folders

Arrangement

Subject files are arranged alphabetically by subject heading.

Scope and Content Note

Subject files created by the Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee may include correspondence, statistical findings, published and unpublished reports, notes, and newspaper clippings. Of particular note are files related to various regional cable issues, legal issues, and AB699 (cable deregulation). Please see Appendix C in Master Finding Aid at the California State Archives for an alphabetical list of subject files.
LP389:768-770

Series 5 Correspondence 1982-1988

Physical Description: 2 file folders

Arrangement

Correspondence is arranged roughly chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains subcommittee correspondence to and from state agencies, businesses, legislators, and constituents. Subjects include proposed legislation, hearings, administrative issues, information requests, research analysis, and constituent concerns.